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What does the high street of the future look like? From an internet of printers between shopkeepers, to a mirror that plays music from your childhood when you look in to it, and a system that lets you donate your loyalty card points to charity, design artefacts and digital platforms developed by EPSRC-supported researchers provide insight into how design-led research can enhance the high street shopping experience.
Are you switching on to LEDs? The cost of LED manufacture could be cut by a factor of five by pioneering research that allows gallium-nitride crystals to be grown on silicon, rather than on sapphire. It is estimated that a worldwide move to LEDs, which are far more energy-efficient, would result in annual CO2 savings equivalent to the output of all the cars on the planet.
How can you analyse data that doesn't currently exist? The Neo-demographics project uses big data analytics to investigate how UK business can better interact with new markets in the developing world via novel forms of geo-demographic intelligence, from transport planning to disaster management in countries such as Tanzania.
No programming background? No problem. LifeGuide is a set of unique software resources that allows people without programming skills to create interactive websites and apps to support health.
Fancy experiencing resonant interaction? Resonant Bits is a fundamentally new way to interact with digital devices using rocking, shaking, swaying and wobbling. The concept arose in collaboration with Stuart Nolan, a research magician, whilst investigating new methods for measuring subconscious movements of the body.
Bored of bad cellphone coverage? EPSRC-supported Radio over Fibre system research at Cambridge and UCL was commercialised via the successful spin-out Zinwave Ltd. Zinwave’s products can provide a high speed cellular service using multiple input multiple output technologies (4G, LTE, MIMO) alongside more conventional services, such as 3G and wi-fi.
Can digital technologies bring people closer to nature? Two nature conservation projects: the reintroduction of red kites into the Black Isle by the RSPB, and a citizen science biological recording project BeeWatch have explored using Natural Language Generation technology to communicate environmental data and engage members of the public directly.
Are you interested in how digital technologies can revolutionise public health nationwide? FeedFinder and AppMovement are two digital tools that put communities in the driving seat, allow communities to create their own public health content and to become actively involved in commissioning their own public health services.
How do you create a novel yet familiar musical instrument? TouchKeys transforms the piano-style keyboard into an expressive multi-touch control surface. Capacitive touch sensors on the surface of every key measure the position of each finger, allowing the player to intuitively add vibrato, pitch bends, timbre changes and other expressive effects just by moving the fingers on the key surfaces.
Can you communicate through a light-bulb? Breakthrough wireless communications systems using micro-LEDs could massively increase the available bandwidth for communications, opening up a new spectrum of possibilities, and create additional benefits such as increased security and energy savings.
EPSRC partnered with IET and ITN Productions to produce a special news programme entitled 'Working to Engineer a Better World'.
Leading sponsors of the ICT Pioneers competition explain how ICT research and world-leading researchers are advancing innovative technologies.
Showing the breadth and impact of EPSRC investments.
RISE Leader Professor Kevin Shakesheff, Nottingham University and Rising Star Dr Marianne Ellis, University of Bath meet with Professor Jeremy Farrar, Director Wellcome Trust.
RISE Leader Professor Lee Cronin, University of Glasgow and Rising Star Dr Oren Scherman, University of Cambridge meet with Dave Allen, GlaxoSmithKline.
EPSRC RISE Leader Professor Sadie Creese talks with Dr Jason Nurse about their research in the Cyber Security Centre, University of Oxford.
CEO of EPSRC, Professor Philip Nelson, talks about EPSRC's strategic direction, and the Strategic Plan.
Professor Harald Haas, University of Edinburgh meets Jonathan Legh-Smith, BT.
Meets Daniel Finkelstein, Associate Editor, The Times
Dyson 360 Eye Robot vacuum cleaner on display at the EPSRC office.
Professor Rodrigo Quian Quiroga, University of Leicester, meets Professor John Perkins, BIS, CSA.
Highlights from the final event for the RISE (Recognising Inspirational Scientists and Engineers) Awards, in June 2014.
A debate on the topic of "inspirational leaders", held at the 2014 Cheltenham Science Festival.
How a state-of-the-art easel is shedding new light on old masters.
Musicians try out new digital music box in a quest for the ultimate “hackable” musical instrument